Bride of the month – April

Bride of the month – April

The bride of the month is Kirthi Pradeep. Here's what she has to say about her wedding & of course the shopping!

My wedding was on Jan 27, 2013. I had quite a lot of time about 4 months after engagement to prepare myself for the big day. Morning was the marriage followed by a reception in the evening. It was a traditional Mudhaliyar wedding with many rituals. I had to shop a traditional saree for the morning ceremony and the reception was a normal one where I chose to wear a lehenga.

Wedding shopping: Morning Ceremony - 1.) A maroon colour saree from Kalaniketan ( Anna Nagar), It costed around 23,000 2.) Jewellery - Kemp set and Bangles, From Managayar Chidambaram. It costed around 5000 INR Evening Reception - 1.) A colourful lehenga from Moksha ( RK Salai), It costed around 34k 2.) Jewllery - Kundan set from Utharika, It costed around 13k 3.) Footwear - A designer slipper from Metro shoes, It costed about 2000 INR I did not undergo any difficulties because I exactly knew what I wanted to wear. So I first set my mind like what colour and what design I wanted to get. So it was quite easy for me to shop.

The Service Providers: Tailor - S.V Fashions Nungambakkam, I chose this tailor because its usually the shop that I give my blouse for stitching. They stitch designer blouses well with unique and customised models. They charge a bit high but then I somehow feel comfortable giving it to them mainly because of the variety of designs they provide. Mehandi - Rukmani and team, from sowkarpet. A northi indian team of 3 who did a wonderful job. They used small sized cones and were perfect in their job. they had a book of designs from which they drew beautiful designs. for the bride it was 2000 INR and for others it was 300 INR per person. Make up - I chose a make up artist from Page 3. The team did a perfect job. The artist's name is Samantha. She did exactly what I wanted and was very quick. She was too perfect in what ever she did. It costed around 33 K for both morning and evening sessions.

Photographer - I chose @foton#. Its in Anna nagar chennai. I got this contact through a friend of mine and I found the quality of the photography and price to be reasonable. The package included wedding normal photography, Candid photography, an outdoor photo shoot and videography. The package came around 1 Lakh including the albums. Dilip kumar was my candid wedding photographer who did a beautiful job. He brought out the best expressions from us and portrayed it beautifully.

Health and Beauty: Health was a major issue for me during my wedding. I was too careful about my health which actually led to a lot of stress. I underwent beauty therapy like facial, head massage, pedicure, manicure once in a month till marriage. Did not take much of junk foods in order to avoid extra pounds. I usually go for my dance classes so I thought that was enough to keep me physically fit.